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CCIC reply for my email dated December 28th 2005 // Re: Translation of RTI Act

Posted by egovindia on May 28, 2006

CCIC reply for my email dated December 28th 2005 // Re: Translation of RTI Act

whabibullah@nic.in wrote:

Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2005 15:46:49 +0530 (IST)
Subject: Re: Translation of RTI Act 2005 into MAIN official languages of
different States in INDIA
From: whabibullah@nic.in
To: "Venkat Kumaraswamy" <vmkumaraswamy@yahoo.com>

Thanks. This is really at present in the province of the Ministry.We are
reminding them of this need
Wajahat>


> Dr. Wajahat Habibbullah
> Central Chief Information Commissioner
> Central Information Commission
> Block IV, 5 Floor
> JNU Old Campus
> New Delhi – 110067
> whabibullah@nic.in
>
>
> Dear Mr. Wajahat habibbullah,
>
> I had written to you about the Translation of RTI Act 2005 into 18 to 20
> Official Langauges of States. I have not received any reply for that. A
> copy of that email is in this email letter.
>
> I have come to know that, Official Marathi translation of the RTI Act
> 2005 is now available. The official Marathi translation was released
> by the Government of India on December 22 (the gazette of India,
> extraordinary, part 12, section 1). If Marathi translation has been
> released by the GOI, those in other Indian languages also must have
> been released too !. Maharashtra Government has reprinted the GOI
> gazette for sale at its book depots throughout the state.
>
> Did GOI has done this one for all other 18 to 20 Official languages like
> this? Please let me know.
>
> Expecting an reply from you.
>
> thanks
> Sincerely
>
> V. M. Kumaraswamy, MBA
>
> COPY of MY Previous email to you all.
> —————–
> Forwarded Message:
> Subj: Localization of Languages is a MUST for EFFECTIVE
> Implementation of RTI Act and all other Acts of INDIA. Date:
> 12/14/2005 9:56:33 A.M. Pacific Standard Time From:
> egovrti@yahoo.com To: whabibullah@nic.in, pbala@nic.in,
> mm.ansari@nic.in CC: egovrti@yahoo.com, vmkumaraswamy@yahoo.com,
> indiarti@yahoogroups.com Sent from the Internet (Details)
> Dr. Wajahat Habibbullah
> Central Chief Information Commissioner
> Central Information Commission
> Block IV, 5 Floor
> JNU Old Campus
> New Delhi – 110067
> whabibullah@nic.in
>
> Dr. MM Ansari
> Central Information Commissioner
> Email: mm.ansari@nic.in,
>
> Ms Padma Balasubramaniam
> Central Information Commissioner
> Email: pbala@nic.in
>
> Dear Information Commissioners of INDIA
>
> I am V. M. Kumaraswamy MBA, is in business since 1971. Founder and
> Moderator of India's largest e-governance yahoo-group under the title
> eGovINDIA. You can reach this group at
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eGovINDIA
> eGovINDIA is a group dedicated to promoting true e-governance in India,
> consisting of members from all walks of life from within INDIA and the
> World over. Many State Ministers and senior bureaucrats of India are
> members of this group. We do have lawyers, social activists, freelance
> writers and journalists in the group. The group is meant for serious
> activists only. Casual members are not allowed to join the group. The
> group is also moderated by an Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
> Officer. As on date, the group has nearly 2500 members.
> The focus of this group is true e-governance and use of open source
> technology in e-governance. The members of this forum have a passion to
> see a truly e-governed India, resulting in transparency and easy access
> to government services by the common man, notably the depressed class
> people (so called untouchables), women and people living in far flung
> and difficult areas of India.
>
> eGovINDIA's subsidiary groups:
>
> India WhistleBlower Act: The Action Group
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/INDIA_WBA
>
> Exclusive Discussion Group on Judicial and Legal Reforms in INDIA.
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JUDICIALREFORMS
>
> Right to Information in INDIA discussion group
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/INDIARTI
> ———————————————————-
>
> There are 18 to 20 official language.
>
> For effective implementation of RTI Act 2005 needs Information
> Commissioners of INDIA need to promote LOCALIZATION of LANGUAGES if it
> wants to be proeprly implemented in INDIA.
>
> Only 5 % in INDIA speak English. Only 30 to 40 % in INDIA knows Hindi.
>
> 85 % to 90 % of people speak there own STATE LANGAUGE. We need to CATER
> to these people. This should happen in INDIA. GOI needs to think about
> this for it's
> future. Real RTI Actvists who are in the field knows about this probelms.
>
> Right to Info Act hits language barrier
> http://dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=9593
>
> Minister Dayanidhi Maran Says Only FIVE percent speak ENGLISH in
> INDIA. SO 95% of population needs to know RTI rules and regulations
> in different Languages of INDIA.
>
> 'Connectivity, computers, content rule broadband'
> PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
> Posted online: Thursday, November 10, 2005 at 1837 hours IST
> http://www.financialexpress.com/latest_full_story.php?content_id=108240
>
> "If we are to boost the broadband penetration in the country we need
> content in English as well as in all other regional languages. After all
> only five per cent people speak English," Dayanidhi Maran said.
>
> According to Information Technology Secretary Brijesh Kumar, “In
> order to push PC penetration beyond the urbane limits, there is a
> strong need to make the applications and content available to users in
> their native language. From December, users will have an option to use
> the computer not just in English but also in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu,
> especially since the software will come free of cost.”
>
>
> http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1546385,0002.htm
>
> According to Kumar, the key drivers that will drive exponential growth
> for this market will be the newer areas of application for local language
> IT, broad based e-governance initiatives that will employ local language
> as a front end to disseminate government services to citizens.
> “Bundling of multi-lingual software with PCs and other access devices
> will prove to be a catalyst in promoting PC usage in the country as it
> did in countries like China,” he added.
>
>
> Zenith Computers CEO Raj Saraf, “Given that only three per cent of the
> Indian population can speak in English while close to 40 per cent of the
> Indian population speaks Hindi or one of its variants, language tools are
> the only way sales can break the present saturation point.”
>
> Therefore, eGovINDIA and INDIA RTI requests on immediate translation of
> RTI legislation into regional languages. IT HAS STILL NOT BEEN DONE BY
> GOVERNMENT OF INDIA.
>
> eGovINDIA and INDIA RTI will work with all of your offices and help
> in implementing NRTI Act 2005.
>
> Expecting an early action on this issue and reply from all of you.
>
> Thanks
> Sincerely
>
> V. M. Kumaraswamy, MBA.
> Founder and Moderator
> INDIA RTI and eGovINDIA.
>
> eGovINDIA's other subsidiary groups:
>
> India WhistleBlower Act: The Action Group
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/INDIA_WBA
>
> Exclusive Discussion Group on Judicial and Legal Reforms in INDIA.
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JUDICIALREFORMS

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